Helen Mirren, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth and More Score 2015 Tony Nominations
The 2015 Tony Awards live telecast airs June 7 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City
The contenders for this year’s Tony Awards have been announced – and it’s another star-studded lineup.
Bradley Cooper and his drama The Elephant Man – based on the real life of Joseph Merrick – received nods for best lead actor, play, and best revival, play.
“To be a part of a community that gathers together in a 13 block radius, eight shows a week, no matter what, in the greatest city in the world – for one sole purpose, to tell stories – I can t think of a better job to have,” the actor said after the announcement.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The King and I also snagged multiple nominations.
Both of that musical’s stars, Ken Watanabe and Kelli O’Hara, were recognized in the best lead actor and best lead actress fields.
Another notable nominee is Skylight star Carey Mulligan, who was recognized in the best lead actress, play category for her role in the revival of the David Hare drama.
The British actress said in a statement that she “couldn’t be more thrilled for our cast, incredible director and ingenious creative team.”
“I watched my first Broadway play at 14 and pictured myself up on that stage. For it not only to become a reality but then to be so generously and warmly accepted by this community is nothing short of a dream come true and is truly humbling,” Mulligan said.
Other nominees include The Audience‘s Helen Mirren, Robert Fairchild for An American in Paris, Kristin Chenoweth for her musical performance in On the Twentieth Century and The Affair‘s Ruth Wilson for Constellations, in which she starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.
This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Chenoweth and Alan Cumming. The Tony Awards air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7 on CBS.
The complete list of 2015 nominations:
An American in Paris
Hand to God
Best Revival, Musical
The King and I
On the Town
On the Twentieth Century
Best Revival, Play
The Elephant Man
This Is Our Youth
You Can’t Take It With You
Best Lead Actor, Musical
Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris
Brian d’Arcy James, Something Rotten!
Ken Watanabe, The King and I
Tony Yazbeck, On the Town
Best Lead Actress, Musical
Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century
Leanne Cope, An American in Paris
Beth Malone, Fun Home
Kelli O Hara, The King and I
Chita Rivera, The Visit
Best Lead Actor, Play
Steven Boyer, Hand to God
Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man
Ben Miles, Wolf Hall
Bill Nighy, Skylight
Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Best Lead Actress, Play
Geneva Carr, Hand to God
Helen Mirren, The Audience
Elisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles
Carey Mulligan, Skylight
Ruth Wilson, Constellations